The following manufacturing companies recently announced expansions:
BorgWarner Inc. Adding 76 jobs in Auburn Hills
BorgWarner, a manufacturer of powertrain solutions focused on technologies that improve fuel emissions, is expanding its Auburn Hills, Michigan operations.
BorgWarner plans to invest $27 million and create 76 jobs related to research and development of advanced electrification and clean mobility technologies. The R&D for this project will help automakers meet EPA standards and will help advance Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, and improve fuel economy.
As a result of the expansion, the project has been awarded a $750,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.
DENSO Manufacturing Expanding in Battle Creek, Creating 125 Jobs
DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, a manufacturer of automotive air conditioning and engine cooling systems, is expanding in Battle Creek, Michigan.
DENSO plans to add new manufacturing capabilities at its Battle Creek facility to support additional sales with its North American customers, investing more than $37 million and creating 125 jobs. As a result of the expansion, the project has been awarded a $687,500 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.
DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc.'s (DMMI) campus in Battle Creek comprises nearly 1.4 million square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and administrative floor space in six buildings on more than 100 acres of land, and is the largest facility in Fort Custer Industrial Park.
DMMI is planning to hire 125 employees as a part of the investment and training initiative. A job fair to fill more than 60 open direct hire manufacturing and skilled trades positions will be held on Saturday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its Battle Creek facility. For more information, visit http://goo.gl/upq0Ag.
Toolots Unveils New 114,000-Square-Foot Facility, Cerritos, California
Toolots, Inc., a company that provides factory-direct industrial machinery, tools and technology to international manufacturers, unveiled its headquarters in Cerritos, California, filling a recently renovated and expanded 114,000-square-foot facility. The new space features a vast warehouse for Toolots’ inventory of high-quality and affordable industrial equipment and a showroom to showcase state-of-the-art equipment available for purchase.
The headquarters will be formally unveiled during Toolots’ inaugural Manufacturing Exchange Summit, taking place between Aug. 29 and 31. The event is designed to promote international trade amongst manufacturers and bolster the American manufacturing export market.
Japan-Based Auto Supplier Expands Manufacturing in Shelbyville
Ryobi Die Casting, a world-leading manufacturer of powertrain and structural/body-in-white castings, plans to expand its operations in Shelbyville, Indiana, creating up to 150 new jobs by 2018.
The company will invest $97.5 million into its U.S. subsidiary Ryobi Die Casting USA, purchasing and equipping a 350,000-square-foot facility adjacent to its campus at 800 W. Mausoleum Rd. in Shelbyville. The facility, which will expand the company’s operations in Shelbyville to cover four buildings across 1 million square feet, will allow Ryobi to grow its structural and engine block die casting to increase production to process 500,000 castings annually by 2018. With construction expected to begin this fall, the company plans to begin operating in its new facility by late 2017.
Ryobi, which employs 8,900 associates globally, including more than 860 in Shelbyville, plans to hire for additional manufacturing and management positions over the next 18 months. Interested applicants may apply for open positions through the company’s website (http://ryobidiecasting.hirecentric.com/pages/home/).
Japan-Based Auto Supplier Grows Production in Gibson County
Toyota Boshoku Indiana, an automotive component manufacturer, will expand its production operations in Princeton, Indiana, resulting in the creation of up to 160 new jobs.
The company, which is a subsidiary of Japan-based Toyota Boshoku Corporation, will invest $10.59 million to construct and equip a 42,000-square-foot addition to its manufacturing facility at 1698 S.100 West in Princeton. With its expansion, Toyota Boshoku Indiana’s operations will grow to 524,000 square feet across 57 acres and the company will begin producing vehicle seats and doors for the Toyota Highlander. Toyota Boshoku Indiana currently produces interior seat systems for the Toyota Sienna and manufactured seats for 147,620 vehicles just last year.
Toyota Boshoku Indiana currently employs more than 1,000 associates at its facility in Princeton, which is part of the company’s network of more than 6,000 associates across North and South America. The company has already hired more than 115 new associates as part of its growth and plans to reach 160 new associates by the end of this year. Toyota Boshoku Indiana is currently hiring for assembly, production control and welding positions. Interested applicants may apply through the company’s website (http://www.toyota-boshoku.com/us/recruit/index.html).
Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Inc. Plans $10.5 Million Plant in Franklin
Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Inc. (SEWS), an automotive supplier with a three-decade presence in Kentucky, is investing nearly $10.5 million to establish a new production facility in Franklin, Kentucky.
SEWS plans to create up to 145 new jobs over the next 10 years at its new Franklin location. To house the operation, the company is currently renovating a more than 65,000 square-foot building on Garvin Drive. The decision to locate in Franklin comes in response to an increase in demand SEWS anticipates from its automotive-industry customers throughout the next several years. Company leaders noted Franklin’s access to I-65, proximity to the SEWS Scottsville location and the region’s workforce as deciding factors in selecting the site.
“Investing in additional production capacity will accommodate for future growth and development, which will position us well for further advancement in the industry,” said Alan Bomar, plant manager at the Scottsville facility. “More importantly, the southcentral Kentucky region has a talented workforce, which has been key to our success thus far, and we’re pleased to be able to continue our growth here.”
The Japan-based Sumitomo family of companies owns SEWS, a global supplier of automotive electrical systems. Sumitomo established SEWS in 1986 as a joint venture between Sumitomo Electric Industries and Sumitomo Wiring Systems. SEWS maintains its U.S. headquarters in Bowling Green and operates facilities in Edmonton, Lexington and Scottsville.
Medical Quality-Control Products Supplier Selects Elizabethtown For Distribution Center
Eurotrol, a Netherlands-based supplier of medical quality-control products, plans to build a state-of-the-art distribution center in Elizabethtown, Kentucky that will initially create 10 to 15 full-time jobs.
Eurotrol will build a 10,000-square-foot facility in the T.J. Patterson Industrial Park on North Black Branch Road in Elizabethtown. Company leaders expect to break ground late this year and anticipate expansions in the future. The facility will serve as the Eurotrol’s principle distribution hub for North, Central and South America, receiving and shipping equipment that ensures the accuracy and precision of laboratory instruments used to test patients’ blood.
Dayton, Ohio AIDA-America Expands Facility
AIDA-America, a manufacturer of metal stamping presses and metalforming automation equipment, has completed a major, $11.5M USD expansion of its Dayton, Ohio facility that includes a large building addition and installation of several pieces of capital equipment.
The building addition has increased AIDA-America’s manufacturing space by 32,000 sq. ft., for a total facility footprint of 180,000 sq. ft.
The expansion also includes significant investments to increase AIDA-America’s machining capabilities, as well as, boost production capacity and efficiency.
In 2015, AIDA-America added 35 full time employees and plans for an additional 30 in 2016.
Schneider Electric, USA, Inc. To Locate Consolidated Middle Tennessee Operations in Franklin
Schneider Electric USA, Inc. will locate a major Southeast regional office to Franklin, Tennessee where it will serve its national customers.
Schneider Electric will consolidate its existing Middle Tennessee operations in Davidson and Rutherford counties to Williamson County. The consolidation will relocate approximately 900 current employees and create 250 new jobs.
Schneider Electric is a global company that specializes in energy management and automation by developing connected technologies and solutions to manage energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable.
Schneider Electric’s regional office will be located at Two Franklin Park in a newly constructed 150,000 square foot space, which is slated to be complete by the fourth quarter of 2017. The workforce will be comprised of engineering, sales, R&D and corporate functions for several national and global business units.
Photo: BorgWarner Powertrain Technical Center. Source: BorgWarner